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N9030A PXA Align Now Occuring Frequently

Question asked by measureman on Sep 5, 2013
Latest reply on Sep 11, 2013 by tabbott
Hello Forum,

I'm encountering an Align Now Required status message very frequently, anywhere from every 5-15 minutes.  Due to the test set this analyzer supports, I am using the manual Align Now, All function, not the auto align.  Therefore, I'm constantly polling this status and performing an alignment when required.  This significantly adds a random amount of time to the total test time for this specific automated tester.  This analysis is relatively new (1 year) and the unit resides in a clean, temperature stable lab environment and has be properly handled.

Any suggestions or insight as to why an alignment is required so frequently?